UCF-UAB Postgame Notes


Nov. 25, 2006

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? With today's crowd of 23,755, the Golden Knights broke the 200,000 mark in single-season attendance for the first time in school history. The seven-game home schedule brought in a record 220,980 fans.

? A total of 23 student-athletes were honored on senior day against UAB.

? With the win, the Golden Knights closed out their Citrus Bowl tenure with a 111-60-1 record.

? The Golden Knights wrapped up the season with a win for the first time since 2002 (42-32 vs. Ohio).

? Senior WR Mike Walker posted his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 10th of his career. He also equaled his career-high with two touchdowns.

? Walker caught at least one pass for the 28th-straight game when he recorded a 42-yard touchdown reception on UCF's first drive of the game.

? With seven receptions against the Blazers, Walker finished with 90 catches on the year, a new UCF single-season record. His 2006 total also ranks fourth on the C-USA single-season chart.

? Walker concludes his career with 184 receptions, good for fourth on UCF's career list, and with 10 100-yard receiving games, which is tied for third all-time.

? Junior QB Kyle Israel completed all 10 of his passes in the first quarter for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Israel completed one more pass before throwing an incompletion to tie the fifth-longest completion streak in school history at 11.

? Israel finished the game 19-for-22 for 270 yards and two touchdowns. His 86.3 completion percentage was the second highest in school history for a single game.

? Freshman RB Phillip Smith had a career-long rush of 17 yards in the first quarter. Smith surpassed his career-high with 41 rushing yards in the first half. He finished with 12 carries for 50 yards.

? Senior RB Jason Peters scored his second rushing touchdown of the season on a 10-yard scamper. His first score came in the season-opener vs. Villanova on a one-yard run. Peters now has seven for his career.

? Peters also set career-highs with three receptions for 33 yards, and added a career-long reception of 13 yards. On the ground, he set a career high of 129 yards rushing.

? Sophomore LB Cory Hogue returned to the line-up after missing two games with a thumb injury. Hogue started at outside linebacker and made two tackles.

? True freshman LB Chance Henderson had his second-consecutive game with a sack. He also added a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry.

? Senior P Aaron Horne had a season-long punt of 57 yards in the second quarter.

? The three first-half points allowed by the UCF defense were the fewest in an opening half this season.

? Junior PK Michael Torres made his 17th field goal of the season, which ties him for second on the single-season charts.